Sunday, December 13, 2009

Welcome :)

Welcome to our blog! :) If you're new to blogs, let me tell you a little about it.

We created this blog to follow our family's journey as we go through the process of adoption from Ethiopia. It's a great way for us to share with our family and friends about what's going on both in the adoption process and in our everyday life as we wait for our little girl. It's also a good way for us to connect with other families who are also in the process of adoption (See the blogs I follow on the right side--"My Blog List"). And once our paperwork is finished and our dossier is sent away to Ethiopia, we will be placed on a referral list and we will share regular updates about where we are in the referral process (for example, we might start at number 40 for baby girls and then we will move up from there until we are number 1!).

You can sign up to be a "follower" of this blog by clicking on the "Followers" icon at the very bottom right-side of this page. Or you can just check in periodically by typing in our web address (Miller Smudges).

On our blog, you can check out our "Adoption Timeline" to see how far we've come. You can also see the current Time and Weather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (the capital and city where Hannah's Hope--our orphanage--is located). I also have some books that I've read and have found to be really helpful or inspirational in my "Book Basket" (because you know I LOVE baskets). And along the right side there are a few other "buttons" that link to cool sites if you click on them. For example "Amazima" is an amazing young girl living in Uganda who takes care of orphans. Her life is unbelievable to me. Check her out.

Oh, and you can also comment on anything we write by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of each post. And while you're on our blog you can listen to some music by clicking on a song in my "Tunes" player. :)

Thanks for checking out our blog! We are so excited about our adoption. And we have a ton to learn--about being parents, the adoption process, and about Ethiopia, too. Join us for the journey! :)

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